[Haskell-cafe] ANN: HLint 1.2

Derek Elkins derek.a.elkins at gmail.com
Mon Jan 12 17:56:33 EST 2009

On Mon, 2009-01-12 at 19:43 +0100, Bas van Dijk wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 6:47 PM, Max Bolingbroke
> <batterseapower at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > GHC should indeed be doing so. I'm working (on and off) to work out
> > some suitable heuristics and put the transformation into ghc -O2.
> > There are a few wrinkles that still need sorting out, but preliminary
> > indications are that it decreases the runtime of our standard
> > benchmark suite, nofib, by 12% or so.
> Great!
> In the Stream library I'm developing at http://code.haskell.org/Stream
> I 'closurize' (for lack of a better name) 

One name for this transformation (or one very closely related to it) is
lambda-dropping which was chosen to contrast to the better known
transformation, lambda lifting.

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